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I can't believe nobody has discussed this one yet...Inception is a masterpiece and so is 2001, but Nolan's directing is better than Kubrick's.
Two of the greatest contributions to Sci-fi in cinematic history. 2001 had a better "villain", Inception, the better protagonists. I'll go with Inception.
Inception for the very narrow win!
I love Inception, but...Are you kidding me??? 2001 is the only correct answer.
I wish it weren't so, but I find watching 2001: A Space Odyssey to be a dreadfully boring experience. Inception wins by a ridiculously wide margin.
Caesar is right. 2001 is vague, artsy, slow and as a result boring. Inception wins.
Inception for the win.
There *is* no correct answer in this match-up. I'll go with the film that was actually entertaining and intelligent. Inception by a landslide.
Inception wins. While 2001 had it's moment, there were a lot of parts that just dragged on and on.
Inception is winning? Am I inside the bad dream of a bad dream of a bad dream?
@UncleFok I think you're stuck in limbo, lol. I prefer the smart and entertaining Inception over the slow, vague and artsy 2001. But that's just me *shrugs*.
People unfairly accuse Inception of having too much expository dialogue. Boy did 2001 need that or what?
2001. theres no contest here
2001. It had a much better impact and the content is pretty legendary.
I'm going with Inception. Love 2001, though.
With having only 40 minutes of dialogue, 2001 is just a marvel to look at. If you can appreciate imagery and classical music, then you'll dig it. If you don't like imagery, small portions of dialogue, or classical music, then...well, you're insane.
on Mar 22
Inception is winning??? Wow. HAL is rolling over in his grave. Love Inception...absolutely LOVE it. It's in my top 10. But it's just wrong to put Inception ahead of 2001.
on Mar 25
Ugh! 2001 A Space Odyssey right??? I give the victory to pretty much any other movie......I'm sorry, that beyond horrible and such unredeemable pacing during the movie is downright frustrating for me....A 2 1/2 hr movie should be a 1 1/2 movie and I would've loved it.....Just dragged on and on and on.....Like Caesar, 2001 is dreadfully boring and a horrible cinematic experience....No, I wasn't after Star Wars...I was after a great movie that was well paced, 2001 wasn't
Inception! Come on now! They're both masterpieces but Inception had a way better script! It's like saying The Dark Knight was better than Inception! While The Dark Knight was good, Inception is Christopher Nolan's masterpiece even with The Dark Knight Rises out right now! So yeah, Inception!
on Mar 30
For me, 2001 is more than just a movie. It's an experience that sticks with you as you journey through life. So, it's not about having a better script. The movie isn't dialogue driven. And that's the beauty of it. Seriously, can you name one actor or actress in it? Not many people can without searching for it on the internet. Notwithstanding, it makes AFI's list of 100 greatest American films ever. Most of the movies on that list have famous actors and actresses in them. But 2001 is probably the only movie on that lofty list that doesn't depend on legendary actors. The movie isn't about the actors. Honestly, the movie doesn't even have a clear protagonist. The first part of the film had the Moon Watcher. The second part had Dr. Heywood Floyd. And the third part of the movie had Dr. Bowman and Dr. Poole. The very last part of the movie had Dr. Bowman by himself. Oh, and I didn't mention HAL either. So, there's really not a protagonist. If you must name a protagonist, it'd have to be humanity at large. The scope of this movie is like none other. And with such lofty ambition, it delivers. Still haven't seen a movie ending as epic as the one in 2001. Inception was great but can't compare to the experience of 2001.
on May 9
Just watched Inception again last night. While my vote remains definitively the same, Inception wowed me again last night. Such a great movie. As for plots, there aren't many that can compare. Memento, The Usual Suspects, and The Prestige come to mind, but they are definitely few and far between. Love Inception. Oh, and 2001 still wins, but I'm starting to love and appreciate this matchup more and more. 2001's time warp vs. Inception's 3-layer dream state. Two amazingly surreal environments. Epic battle.
on May 10
Inception is probably Nolan's best - a stunning thriller that left me amazed......but 2001 is sooo great